March 26, 2022 at 6:51 pm #76932
I have a vaginal ulcer on my inner labia. I have never had vaginal herpes and have been with the same person for 11 years faithfully. He also has not been with anyone else during our time together.
I have a history of oral herpes only. It showed up about 15 years ago from a boyfriend that I found out had genital herpes. I always feared I would end up with genital herpes but it had not happened in the past 15 years. Until now.
I had covid 6 months ago and it was mild. My husband just got covid and I believe I also got it again. Symptoms were mild again but this is when the vaginal ulcer appeared for the first time ever. I had my doctor test it and I am awaiting results but pretty sure it will say herpes. She said it could be that or a “viral related vulvar lesion” since I was just sick.
None of this makes sense. Why now after so long? Should I expect these now to happen often? Could covid have brought this out?
It’s all so depressing and I feel ashamed and disgusted. I also fear my husband will get it next.
Looking for some kind of answer 🙁
March 26, 2022 at 6:59 pm #76933
Also- I had zero idea it was there until I had sex and felt a sore area. I didn’t even check until the next day. It never itched or burned or anything. It only now feels sore as it heals.
March 28, 2022 at 11:09 am #76951Terri WarrenKeymaster
I’m wondering if you have test results back yet?
When you got oral herpes years, ago, did that partner also give you oral sex? It is possible that you acquired HSV 1 both orally and genitally at the same time and now you are having a recurrence of HSV 1? Was an antibody test done when you had the swab test of the lesion? If the lesion swab is negative, I would strongly encourage you to have an IgG test done for HSV 1 and 2. Do you know that the oral lesion was HSV 1 through testing or is that an assumption only?
March 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm #76962
I don’t have the test results back yet.
I got oral herpes from oral sex with a partner that I did not know had HSV 2. I recall that the oral herpes popped up (15+ years ago) and I had a terrible outbreak after having oral sex with him. I remember feeling sick and feverish and having a terrible cold sore. I stopped getting cold sores a few years ago and started getting some on the roof of my mouth instead but I had never had any indication of genital herpes before .
Long story short it is definitely possible that I acquired HSV1 an HSV 2 at the same time from that person.
I did not have an antibody test done with the swab.
I was never tested for HSV one. It was only an assumption.
I am starting to feel as the of the Covid reinfection somehow triggered an HSV 2 outbreak that I have never had before. Can it lay dormant for that long and just come out now? It’s just so crazy and quite depressing that it is coming out now after 15 years.
March 28, 2022 at 12:33 pm #76963
Also I do not recall that person giving me oral sex
March 29, 2022 at 6:36 am #76968
The swab is negative for HSV 1 & 2.
Relieved but confused
April 3, 2022 at 4:22 pm #76989Terri WarrenKeymaster
I’m a little confused here – you don’t mention having an antibody test at all – have you had one at any point in all of this?
I’m curious about whether you also kissed this person to whom you gave oral sex? Is it possible that you acquired HSV from kissing and not from giving oral sex?
If you’ve not had an antibody test yet, I strongly suggest that you get one. At this point, everything here is a guess. There is nothing solid to hold on to here except that you get oral outbreaks,but we don’t know which type. While the swab test that was done isn’t 100% certain, it is optimistic that the swab was negative.
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